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    Vado 5.0 owners: what are you using for a lock?

    I got my Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH about a month ago, and haven't yet purchased a lock since I store the bike in my office and secured storage at home. However, I'd like to get a lock in case I need to make quick stops on the way home from work. I live in Vancouver, where bike theft is rampant. I've...
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    Can you get locks that use the AXA keys?

    Hi, is it possible to order a lock that uses the same AXA keys that came with my Vado 5.0? I thought I read something about this somewhere, but I may be crossing wires in my brain. Thanks.
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    Turbo Vado 5.0: how to set proper preload on seat post? How does performance compare to Kinect?

    I got my Vado 5.0 a few weeks ago, and had my LBS adjust the seat post preload because it didn't seem to be working while riding. I can now feel it working, however it feels very discreet, and not a smooth continuous motion that dampens the bumps. I assume this is just how this post works - but...
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    Scratches through paint in seat post ring on brand new Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH

    Hi, I got my Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH about a week ago. I absolutely love the bike, and my LBS has been great. However, I noticed that the ring that tightens the seat post has several deep scratches, through the paint and into the metal. The aesthetics of this don't bother me, but I'm wondering if...
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    Suspension seat post recommendations for Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH.

    Hey everyone! I'm thinking about upgrading the seat post on my bike. Does anyone have any recommendations for good suspension seat posts I should consider? Thank you!
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    How to adjust front suspension fork on Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH? No instructions in manual.

    Hello, I got my Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH a few days ago. When I picked it up from the dealer, they had the front suspension on lock out, and it was only after a couple of days of riding that I unlocked it. It seems to work, but I know it's possible to adjust the suspension to my body weight...
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    Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH: How to secure Ortleib Back-Roller?

    Hi, I have a Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH and use Ortleib Back-Roller panniers. The panniers fit great on the top brackets, but I am having trouble getting the lower 'arm' bracket to secure to the rack. It seems the rack is bent out away from the bike frame, so that the screw on the arm cannot tighten...
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    Dost announces CVT belt drive models

    Got several emails hyping this event over the last week: https://dostbikes.com/launch-event. I was hoping they might announce better, more integrated motors and better cable routing. Turns out it was two CVT belt drive versions of the two existing models. The belt drive is pretty cool, but...
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    Thoughts on Allant+ stagger frames?

    Hey all, I've been looking for an Allant+ 7 or 8 in size L or XL. I'm 6'1", so right on the border between the L and XL according to Trek's website, but based on inseam, the website suggests a L. My inseam would need to be an inch or so higher to me to be on an XL, according to the fit guide...
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    Advice on L vs. XL sizes in Allant+

    Hello everyone, I'm in the market for a new commuter bike. I'm planning to get either an Allant+ 7 or 8. I really want the Allant+ 8, but they only have these in XL size where I live (Vancouver), so I'm also considering the Allant+ 7, which I can only find in size L. I've put a deposit on...
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    Will there be a 2022 Allant+ 8?

    Does anyone know if there will be a 2022 Allant+ 8? I'm looking on the (Canadian) website, and I can see the 2022 models listed for the Verve+ 3, the Allant+ 7, etc., but for the Allant+ 8 they are only showing the 2021 model. I'm trying trying to decide between the Allant+ 7 and 8, but...
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    2021 vs. 2022 Allant+7

    Hi, can anyone tell me if there are any differences between the 2021 and 2022 models of the Allant+ 7? My LBS has a 2021 in stock, but I'm unsure if I should spring for that, or wait until November for the 2022 (that's when they get their next shipment, and I assume these will be 2022 models)...